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amplified and got worse. >> now, this video was from 2010. it was for the elm brook church. ben goes on to talk about how the church helped him recover. on december 24th, ben's wife, jennifer, a police officer in the milwaukee area, was shot and killed while she was on duty and it's ben sebina who is now facing charges for her death. he told police that he was stalking his wife for days and he shot her multiple times. it's startling now to listen to this video from 2010 and in it he talks about how it was jen that helped him sort of quell his anger. >> my friends and i would go on the internet and send some pictures back home. so i used myspace at the time. on myspace i found a girl that i used to go to high school on there with and every day we kept on writing to each other, e-mailed back and forth, if not two or three of them a day. >> this is so chilling, so haunting to hear him talk about how he was trained as a marine to kill. and then to see him speak so lovingly about this woman that you now says that he has killed. what must have been going on in his brain. >> and this video
correspondent, ben. >> all of the participants at this meeting left without a word. i don't think we will hear from them the rest of the day. there is a great deal at stake and very little time left. it has been reported that president obama presented a plan to increase taxes on income over a quarter million dollars per year, as part of the deficit reduction plan to deal with american debt. he would probably say to the congressional leaders that need to figure out a way to get it through, but i think the expectations in washington of a deal are low with only three, four days left until the new year and the media tax hikes and spending cuts taking and -- kicking in. >> that means perhaps heading back into recession? >> yes, there is little doubt in washington about the seriousness of the sick jubilation. the problem is withdrawing government demand from the economy too big spending programs, cuts with a smothering effect on the tax hikes will have been very damaging effect on the was economy and by extension the world economy. people know it is serious, but the politics, we know that the house
atlanta rushed in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you have gotten to be a big boy. >> with a headful of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> reporter: a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> a million pieces of paper. it's -- you laugh about it but it is quite an intensive process. >> reporter: now, at home, ben just turned 7. very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> reporter: celebrating the holidays. last christmas aadopted a second russian child and prepared to work through the sticky wheels of bureaucracy again and now politics threatening to derail the dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin angry about a new american law targeting russian human rights violators today banned all adoptions to america. some russian lawmakers have been trumpeting the cases of which kids were hurt in the states like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidentally left in a hot car. though the father was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that america spea
is the perfect film overall. even if you know the ending, director ben affleck was so brilliant with the story telling that he can make you guess what is going to happen. that airport scene at the end, have you seen argo? >> no, i haven't. >> that scene was smooth as silk in real life according to real life cia agent tony mendez. but ben affleck added in the fictional hollywood elements but it blended so well and it was so engaging, i mean ben affleck fork saw gone, baby gone, that is the best thing he hfer directed. this is such a perfect fill name story environment. i love the story and through the power of cinema, we can learn about these amazing stories. i knew nothing about this story. >> number four? >> this is zero dark thirty. i can't officially review this film until january 11th. this and argo will be nominated for best picture and best director. director. this is about the search for osama bin laden. it is such an emotionally gripping film but the key here is the performance from jessica chastain. a lot of controversy right now. senator john mccain came out and said the torture scen
more than 100,000 children living in orphanages. if this adoption ben is signed into law, it will go in january 1. >> thank you. a symbol of the holiday season is shiny for a few more days. it is a bittersweet reminder of the closure of the steel mill. the star of bethlehem has been shining bright for more than 40 years. the operator went bankrupt. the plant is being sold off in pieces. the chief marketing officer says the company's decision to light the star one last time was done to show respect for the community. i do not care how uncool it sounds, but i used to love watching dick clark on new year's eve. this year, he will be part of the celebration. 288 new crystal triangles were added this morning. one of them was engraved with the words, dick clark. that is his widow. and he hosted the new year's eve celebration for more than 40 years before he passed away earlier this year. up next, a san which lawmakers believe should become official. -- a sand which lawmakers believe should become official. and some monkey business around the campfire. no small as for these. >> the ravens s
's largest oil producer by 2020. ben tracy visited one of america's new boomtowns. >> reporter: in the middle of a colorado cornfield, sandwiched between cattle and farmhouses, is the front line of an american oil boom. >> we plan to invest over $8 billion over the next five years here, so we're extremely excited. >> reporter: mike dickinson works for noble energy, which is doubling its production in weld county. this oil field stretches from colorado into wyoming. in 2008, it produced 83,000 barrels of oil, yet this year it is expected to reach nearly ten million barrels. how different is the technology that we're seeing here today versus what you were doing out here a couple of years ago? >> it's unrecognizable today compared to what we were doing just two or three years ago. >> reporter: oil companies used to mainly drill vertical wells, hitting one pool of oil. but now they are rapidly converting to horizontal wells up to a mile long and combining them with fracking operations which split open rocks, releasing oil once considered out of reach. and one drilling rigs can now install multipl
. >> thank you. (applause) . >> winter and then ben weber.. >> good afternoon commissioners i'm here as a member of the inland boat man's you know just recently obtained seniority with blue and gold neat although i have worked with other companies all over the san francisco bay, i primarily stay with blue and gold fleet because they have offered the most training, the most opportunity for work as well as great wages. i plan on staying there and growing with them the company. i'm not i'm going to hopefully one day obtain my captain's license, they are a wonderful company to work for and i again plan on staying with them. thank you. >>> thank you. (applause) . >>. >> good afternoon commissioners i appreciate you take the toying ittime to listen to us from the blue and gold fret fleet and i have been with the fleet for seven years and have worked for all of the ferry services on the bay and blue and gold is the finest from the captainses to my fellow deck hands it's a pleasure and an honor to "go to work for them everyday thank you. >> thank you. >> marina sack tan know. >>> c
financial district over port property. >> good evening commissioners brad ben son special projects manager elane forbs and i will be (ing this and this is a a port structure financing district and we have been legislationing and sure some time for this and but i wanted to come to the mic first because in 2005 when monique invited me down to the port, we were struggling with the port's capital plan and capital needs we were engaged in a conferring with michael cohen who was then working at the office of economic and workforce development at financing tools that could help us revitalize the water front. and michael cohen mentioned that he was in conversation with david mad way about different option whether redevelopment would be an appropriate tool along the water front or if there was another option and david mad way who's here, is former general counsel of the san francisco redevelopment agency and now works at shepherdmony and point out an object cures area in the california code and so it was really david's idea that we have been plowing over the last eight years and i want to thank mr
worked. he has ben in new york city, washington d.c., he has been in los angeles. probably the most interesting for me was the fact that he was in philadelphia for a number of years. we know in the department of aging and adult services that philadelphia has one of the most interesting and creative network of services for older adults in the country. it is really accessible to older adults. some of the most creative work we have seen at around the country. dave is also on the board of several civic organizations including the challengers boys and girls club, and cure autism now. edave -- dave, take it away. >> and good morning, can you hear me? in the back, can you hear me? i can see you. good morning, and thank you very much. if no one told you this morning, you look good today. you really do look good. in fact, you look just like i thought you would look on tv. i thank god for the opportunity to be with you for this very important conference. this is big. this is important. one of the things that she did not tell you about me that a lot of people don't know, not that you have to c
's kind of where they're going to stay today. as far as temperatures go right now, benning at 33 degrees. areas right in d.c. there at 37. high atsville at 32 degrees. aspen hill in montgomery county, coming in currently at 34 degrees. windchill ratings are low throughout the area. reading between 26 and 30 degrees. so bundle up if you will be going out. as far as where that storm system is that we're expecting, two areas of low pressure coming together. one producing light snow around areas of southern minnesota, the other producing rain around arkansas. the two will bring snow into the area starting about 2:00, 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. not bad today. 36 to 41 degrees, seasonable. we'll talk more about the storm, give you a detailed timeline when the snow will move in. right now, first 4 traffic. >> not bad out there for your early friday morning commute. things are looking great on the beltway. we're dealing with a problem in maryland right now. water main break, 355 southbound at cedar avenue. luckily, not causing a serious backup. toward the beltway, 109 high at as town. also grea
being taken and by americans over the past two decades. meet this family, adopting ben from russia in 2007 and right now they want nothing more than a siblings for him. since last year, they've been applying. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it but it really is quite an intensive process. >> reporter: waiting for another child but this bill could bring an end to their dreams of adding to their family. >> now with this new development it all come to a screeching halt. >> hundreds of thousands of russian children are in orphanages. russian president, vladimir putin signed a bill this morning angry about a new american law targeting human rights violators. >> there's a great irony here in that america speaks out against human rights violations in russia and then russia sort of responds by potentially, denying many thousands of russian orphans the most basic human right of all which is a loving permanent family. >> reporter: the bill has angered some russians who argue that it victimizes children to make a political point. ben's father begging the president to think t
overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politics threatening to derail their dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin, angry about a new law targeting human rights violators, today has banned all adoptions to america. some lawmakers have been trumpeting certain cases in which kids were hurt in the states. like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidently being left in a hot car. the father was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that america speaks out against human rights violations in russia an
. realistically you want to be in treasuries. cash or treasuries. only with the help from ben bernanke and company. >> thank you, guys. >> we'll keep an eye on that, too, as a matter of fact. thank you, guys. we'll see you later and wall street is throwing in the towel as we head towards the close. apparently fewer people want to be long going into the weekend. the dow now at the low of the session, down 160 points. >> indeed. next, even as star pucks stores in d.c. are riding together on come together on the fiscal cliff deal, it does appear the ceo apparently may not understand what exactly the fiscal cliff is. what this may say about the whole cliff situation. that's when we come right back. you better come back and join us once again. y wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi pric
, ben. >> all of the participants at this meeting left without a word. i don't think we will hear from them the rest of the day. there is a great deal at stake and very little time left. it has been reported that president obama presented a plan to increase taxes on income over a quarter million dollars per year, as part of the deficit reduction plan to deal with american debt. he would probably say to the congressional leaders that need to figure out a way to get it through, but i think the expectations in washington of a deal are low with only three, four days left until the new year and the media tax hikes and spending cuts taking and -- kicking in. >> that means perhaps heading back into recession? >> yes there is little doubt in washington about the seriousness of the sick jubilation. the problem is withdrawing government demand from the economy too big spending programs cuts with a smothering effect on the tax hikes will have been very damaging effect on the was economy and by extension the world economy. people know it is serious, but the politics, we know that the house and sen
in the head. in a 2010 video for his church, ben talked about his struggle to control his anger. >>> this is a christmas in new york city mom might want to forget. sheba anderson was shaken to the core when she said on christmas morning an 8-year-old girl in her care opened up a donated teddy bear and found a black revolve also inside the same box. she said the gift was wrapped when she got it in a toy giveaway. >>> we're getting a look at the shear power of one of the many tornados that barreled through the south on christmas day. this is surveillance video from a walgreens in mobile, alabama. you can see the fierce winds blowing around the debris. incredible. as the sky darkens, cars literally get sucked in. the winds burst into the store, sending shoppers scrambling. amazingly, no one was hurt. >> good to hear. >>> that monster storm system has moved out after blasting the northeast. but some of the same states are bracing for yet another round of snow. after getting nearly a foot of snow in parts of the midwest, western pennsylvania and new england, several more inches are c
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. the drilling boom in colorado it's leaving towns flush with cash but what is it leaving behind? ben tracy is there. and dean reynolds on the men who create some of the most precious gifts. all retirees? >> all retirees. and they all get paid the same. >> reporter: nothing. >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, everyone.
. but first, this closure on benning road southeast at dollar plus food store. inspectors shut it down reporting unsanitary conditions including no hot water, no sanitation supervisor, and no one who could even answer basic food safety questions. are you the manager? >> i said get out of the store. >> reporter: we're here to talk to you about the health department closure. the owner didn't respond. the same rules this apply to rest hasn'ts that cut -- restaurants that shut down the grocery store also apply to lick score stores that handle food. on chat's liquor at barracks row, they suspended their license for no hot water. hi, i'm russ ptacek with channel 9. we're here about the health department closure. at turntable restaurant on georgia avenue northwest, they're known for their jamaican style ox tails. inspectors closed the cafe and bar citing a dirty refrigerator, no food safety manager, and no hot water. >> okay. >> reporter: they showed us the hot water a clean kitchen, and proof of a food safety manager on duty. >> thank you. >> reporter: can you just show us the kitchen real q
the deadline. nebraska democrat ben kesselon: >> if we don't have a deal within the next 24 hours, the question is, where do you buy a parachute? it looks like we'd be going over the cliff. >> reporter: but leader reid had this warning about the shape of a deal to come. >> everybody, whatever we come up with is going to be imperfect and some people aren't going to like it. some people will like it less, but that's where we are. >> reporter: up until now, reid and mcconnell have kind of been sitting on the sidelines as the president and speaker boehner tried but failed to come up with a deal. and it's kind of fitting that they're swooping in now at the last minute. that's exactly what they did during the debt crisis last summer, and the legislation they came up with, jeff, contributed to the fiscal cliff that we're facing right now. >> glor: the president says this just keeps happening again and again. nancy cordes, thank you. income taxes won't be the only taxes going up, if there's no agreement. estate taxes paid by those who inherit property will also jump. here's john blackstone. >> reporter
us. congress -- republican congressman ben harper is joining me about that e-mail situation, congressman, do have you plans for lisa jackson to come before your committee to testify. >> i think we almost have a rve parking pce for lisa jackson on capitol hill for the many times she has appeared before our commity and others. and it is a great concern. i know that this is being looked at and it is amazing there could be 12,000 e-mails perhaps more, that will shed some light o this. but tom, one thing i can assure you, i would almost rest assure there is no one using a private e-mail account for official business today. so, as we get to the bottom of what is taking place with lisa jackson. tom: i am looking at a letter sense out today by committee of science, space and technology, they are talking about a man in department of energy, running the loan gar abty program who was using private e-mail accounts and office of science and technology, technology officer there conducting business with a private e-mail account, how widespread do you believe this is? >> you have to say ho
with flying colors, and the cue tests. >>> welcome back. here's one factor you might not expect. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs ss silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in t
. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here, that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: di mi neb
: isn't that a counterargument? ben bernanke prints money and $45 billion of mortgages every month and breaks down 3.5% or something like that. surely that continues, surely that is a bright spot. >> if that happens and we have the weak dollar we will see foreign buyers coming in to the market. stuart: you mentioned luxury homes. they are selling well, multimillion-dollar homes. you did an rticle on that. >> lots of articles on that. this housing recovery, i throw the r word out there with caution but what we have seen in housing creates concern, the very low end doing well, distressed properties for first-time home buyers and high end doing well especially with billionaires' who are plowing their money into real estate. stuart: foreigners are buying a lot of this. >> you can -- we have been seeing a lot of argentinian and venezuelans and middle easterners and koreans coming into the market and chinese. stuart: canadians. gerri: this recovery is no hand mirrors. it is not strong and inventories at small levels here, these are professionals in many cases who are buying. at the end
can we expect in the next four years? >> from the moment we met ben outside of st. peter's, russia, we fell in love. >> and tensions escalate between the u.s. and russia after putin tells americans he won't let them adopt russian children. could this be the start of a new cold war? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone and "the factor" begins right now. ♪ >> laura: thanks for watching us tonight. late yesterday, supreme court justice sonia sotomayor denied an appeal to temporarily delay the obama care contraception mandate. it requires workers health benefit plans to cover the morning after pill and other emergency contraceptions. in september is, hobby lobby a chain of more than 500 arts and crafts stores and its sister company of christian themed book stores sued the government claiming it violated the religious rights of the company's other thans, evangelical christians. they requested emergency relief from the emergency contraception mandate after a lower court denied their request for a religious exemption. the into you rule goes into effect on new year's day. althoug
made over 2. an odds game. >>> ben in pennsylvania. jim, i'm a new home gamer and a question regarding takeover bids. an i deal time when a company gets a takeover bid? i like to ring it immediately. immediately. because i am not an arbiter, and you shouldn't be either. we need to look for the next big win. tweets, this one fro from @kendoggie. i'm just starting a portfolio, better to buy one full position at a time or smaller amounts of all five at once? absolutely the latter, one of the things when are you just starting, i mean, it just happens to be the luck of the draw here. everybody just started immediately the first thought, went down very big this is an insurance plan against that happening to you. so no, i don't want you buying all at once. buy in stages. okay, this one from @motorrat. how do you determine target prices for action alerts.com portfolio. my charitable trust. stephanie link and i talk about it constantly. we try to figure out where we think the stock would be too expensive. peg ratio or price to earnings mobile ratio, and we are afraid we'll start giving things b
, ben chavis. byvideo screen, we're joined james ferguson, the defense for the wilmington 10. in north carolina, joined by cash michaels, the court and for the wilmington 10 pardons of innocence project and a reporter for the wilmington journal where his been covering the case. then chavis, you served how many years in prison for your conviction and the wilmington 10 case? >> it was about five years. >> what would a part in mean? what's a pardon of innocence would mean the state of north carolina finally realizes the unjust arrest, charges, were all racially and politically motivated. it is time to 40 years later for the state to move this pain from that members of the community and from the state itself. it has been an albatross around this state's net for over 40 years. i think in the spirit of moving forward -- the federal courts to overturn the conviction in 1980. there is no question about our convictions. it has already been overturn. the state should remove the legacy of injustice, the legacy of inequality. we were trying to get the schools desegregated. the wilmington 10 was a
. ben's father beg president putin to think twice before signing the bill into law. >> just from father to father, president putin, i just ask that, as a father, just to consider what's happening to the families that are in process. let us at least go through the process of bringing home our children. >> reporter: right now it's estimated that 1500 kids are in the process of being adopted. if this law goes into effect january 1, those adoptions could come to a screeching halt. in the newsroom, melissa mollett, news4. >>> john mccain condemned the new legislation, calling it shameful and appalling. in a statement he said the effects are cruel and malicious. thousands of babies and children who had a chance for a loving home and better future will now be denied that opportunity. to punish babies and children over a political difference between our governments is a new low, even for president putin's russia. >>> more people wanting a chance to attend the inaugural ball next month, the limited number of tickets, the official ball will take place january 21st at the washington convention cen
. we spoke with ben nelson. that is followed by a jerry lewis -- by jerry lewis. senator ben nelson is retiring fr the senate aft 12 yea he spoke to us about why he thinks compromise in the senate is not a four-letter word. this is 40 minutes. >> thank you for spending a half-hour with us to talk about your 12 years in washington. it ended with the reelection of barack obama. if you could think of adjectives, what would they be to describe these seven years? >> interesting. challenging. sometimes totally frustrating. full of opportunities for the country. there were good times during these 12 years, laced together with some that were not so good. 9/11. the anthrax scare. there were also positive things. the election of barack obama i thought was a very positive statement for the country and moving forward in a way out of a fiscal of this. abyss.thi i could not have imagined a better time to have been here with all of the things that have happened. >> let me ask you to look back over those 12 years and ask what the high point was. >> when we could work together. maybe the single even
avoided by the current chairman ben bernanke, and even though he avoids the conversation, he doesn't avoid giving congress the biggest fire hose in the world filled with free water. >> i love those kind of fire hoses on every corner, please. >> what's that, david? >> bernanke is the most aggressive fed governor we will ever know in the last 40 or 50 years with the monetary stimulation that began in november 2008. >> well her, needed to be? >> and that's likely to still be the only game in town in the face of just fiscal irresponsibility. >> in light of a digs functional congress and no fiscal direction coming from washington in terms of the capitol or the white house, you needed a more aggressive fed chairman, didn't you, david? >> absolutely, you do, and he's the best student of history for this type of situation. i worry two or three years down the road when he has to unwind it, when this record monetary stimulation could ultimately be inflationary, but that's not anywhere in the cards for the next 12 to 18 months. >> he won't be there anyway. he doesn't have to worry about that. he won'
could get really volatile next week if ben austen this situation. host: cliff talks down to the wire. guest: that's right. majority leader harry reid yesterday said we might not even have time to get a deal even if we reach an agreement, just because of the mechanics of the house and senate and how long it takes to pass legislation. i think if they get a deal, they can somehow get it through. there's no room for error. if they come out of the meeting at the white house today and everyone shrugged their shoulders and says there's no way we can do this, that sends a signal to the american people that we are going over the cliff. you think?doe guest: we're going over the cliff probably. republicans are so dug in on this issue. they got into the house and senate based on their views on taxes, medicare, social security. it is hard to imagine in the next three days they will have some huge concession and reversed the views they have held 20, 30, 40 years. at the same token, maybe they will say what will happen to the economy is so damaging that i have to compromise my position, and that wi
with nebraska senator ben nelson who is retiring after two terms. >>> retiring senator nebraska ben tell me sop. years that began with the 2003 recount and reended with re-election of president obama. if you could think of the adjective to describe these years what would it be? >> clearly interesting. challenging. sometimes totally frustrating. but also full of opportunities for the country. there was some good times during the twelve years laced together with some that weren't so good. 9/11, the anthrax scare. there were positive things as well, the election of president obama, i thought it was a positive statement for the country and moving forward in a way that we have tried to move forward out of face -- fiscal as by now we came out of a fiscal as by during the times. it's a hodgepodge during at love different things. i couldn't imagined to have been here during a better time. >> let me get deeper and ask you tell me what was the high point of the entire service? >> the high point was when we can work together. and maybe the single event that process that would embody that was the gang of f
caught you talking with senator ben nelson of nebraska. here's what he said. >> if we don't have a deal within the next 24 hours, the question is where do you buy a parachute? looks like we'll be going over the cliff. because the closer we get to the end, the less likely it is you're going to be able to compress an agreement into place that will have enough votes to pass. >> compress is probably a nicer word, ram it through is probably what is going to have to happen in order to -- listen, he just said 24 hours, lisa, to reach an agreement. let's say that happens. maybe some kind of deal at the white house today. what would the mechanics of rushing the deal through congress and getting it passed into law in the next few days, give me those mechanics. >> okay. let's break it down so people are really clear on how this could possibly happen. there are some hurdles that congress would have to get passed, some they set up themselves. the first, the house has a 72-hour rule, they have to have bills printed, 72 hours before they vote on them. but the house has gotten around that before. they
of the wall street journal. >> we will break away. live now to the capital. that is senator ben nelson from nebraska, retiring, make your marks on c-span. -- making remarks on c-span. thank you. we thought we would catch a moment of his comments, which were brief. we're standing by four senators coming back from their party caucuses. caller: the other thing is harry reid has not voted on over 40 bills the republicans have put up there, and he blames republicans. , isopod you were supposed to bring bills up there and talk about them and vote on then. they have not pass a budget in over four years. they are not being responsible for that. guest: that is what makes him such a powerful figure. they said we sent you the legislation that would help the deficit cannot help create more jobs, and democrats in the senate have not acted. democrats say those are partisan bills with no bipartisan support. that is why the leader -- senate leader reid is going to be at the white house today because his signing off on anything is vital. guest: one of the things we sell was financial markets to end it out m
heard from senator ben nelson. if we can, let's play that sound bite from a few hours ago. we don't have that sound bite ready at the moment. i'm sorry about that. what senator nelson said was the next 24 hours are the window if something doesn't happen in this next day, then there may be no chance of getting a fiscal cliff deal by january 1st. so that's along the lines of what senator reid is also saying. here we are, critical hours yet again. >> they are running out of days, as you know. we'll get back to you when you get that statement from senator mcdonnell. thanks so much. >> you got it. >>> cnn's chief correspondent ali velshi has a lose closer look at how lawmakers and president obama got themselves in this mess in the first place. >> now we've passed a bold package of tax relief for america's families and businesses. >> it starts more than a decade ago when then president george w. bush initiated a series of tax cuts for all americans but it's a deal with the devil. the cuts, which are politically expedient but costly to government expire in ten year's time. >> both houses of con
ben franklin as i did yesterday, those who give up their liberty in order to have security, as ben franklin said, really don't deserve either. the two are not mutually exclusively, mr. president. we can do both. that's what the constitutional teeter-totter has always been about. security of the country here, protecting our libs liberties over here. what senator udall and i contend this morning is that without access to information about critical questions such as whether an estimate even exists as to how many law-abiding americans have had their communications swept up under fisa, we can't answer the question as to whether the constitutional teeter-totter is in balance. so i hope my colleagues will vote for this amendment, given the events of yesterday. colleagues, this will be the last opportunity, the last opportunity for five years to exercise some modest measure of real oversight over this program. i hope my colleagues on today a bipartisan basis will support this amendment. mr. president, i yield the floor. mrs. feinstein: mr. president, i believe we have -- how many minutes?
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